Southwest Area (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
### The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than in a developed campsite or picnic area listed in the order.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3. For Tonto National Forest administered lands under Stage I Restrictions, Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
Note: each agency/tribe must cite their actual regulations/laws; therefore the wording for the prohibition may be slightly different. Exemptions may vary according to specific agency laws and regulations.
### Stage I Exemptions:
1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
2. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.
3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
4. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
5. All land within a city boundary is exempted unless otherwise stated in city ordinance.
6. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.
An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.
### Baseline Restrictions:
1. Fireworks and incendiary devices are never allowed on federal public lands.
2. National Parks, Monuments, and Wildlife Refuges host year round fire restrictions. Contact the National Park you plan to visit for specific restrictions.